A Peace Retreat

My brain is on overload. It’s 3:38am on September 12, 2015 and I’m wide awake. Wide awake and processing on the events of the week. With yesterday as the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the events of this week were especially relevant. This past Sunday I traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a … More A Peace Retreat

A special visit

Next week I’ll be fortunate and humbled to be in the presence of two incredible peacemakers. Fr. Joseph Okumu, Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda and Archbishop John The Baptist Odama will be visiting the US from Gulu, Uganda. You can read more about it here, at the BOSCO-Uganda website and blog. peace.

Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu

Recently, this August, on a visit to northern Uganda, we drove out to a secondary school in the countryside near Gulu Town, Ocer Campion Jesuit College to tour campus and meet with the administration, faculty and students. In addition to meeting with school officials, we discussed and provided recommendations on their technology use, computer labs, … More Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu

Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

Does SMS increase the utilization of available medical resources in the developing world? To find the answer, a cross functional team from the University of Notre Dame has launched a mobile health (mHealth) pilot in the Nnindye Villages in rural Uganda. By providing the local health center with open source SMS mobile technology and training, … More Improving Maternal Health Through Mobile Technology

M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala

In early January, a small gathering of the tech community took place in Uganda to discuss technology for social change and in particular, using mobiles for international development (M4D) and the application FrontlineSMS. The lunch meeting was held in the relaxing, poolside atmosphere of the Cayenne Restaurant in Kampala, a great place to share ideas … More M4D and FrontlineSMS meetup in Kampala